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It shouldn’t be ‘just about the numbers’ December 1, 2021 - Ageism affects the lives of both young and older people and means that many lose out in the labour market. That needs to change, writes Sue Bromley Lifelong hotel housekeeper Rebecca Danigelis is the unlikely star of a poignant and heart-warming documentary film, Duty Free, at the centre of Ageism through the Ages, a series… Humans versus machines October 19, 2021 - The pandemic has accelerated the roll-out of technological advances in hospitality which see guests being able to have far less contact with staff, but now the battle begins, writes Sue Bromley. It’s some time now since the development of robotic cleaners to carry out more mundane hotel cleaning tasks such as vacuuming of lengthy corridors.… Emotions: a new currency for the hospitality industry September 3, 2021 - In an era of digitalisation, robotics and pandemics, the world of work and services is changing rapidly. Jobs and activities are increasingly being automated, and employees and workplaces are more and more remote, dispersed, virtual and global. While this technology and transformation brings with it many opportunities and benefits, including increased flexibility, productivity and performance,… Celebrate your authenticity June 16, 2021 - Heritage, sustainability and bringing community and service together, will be key trends in hospitality uniforms this year Katie Young Gerald, an award-winning designer and founder of Bespoke Textiles has a passion for second hand and vintage-inspired collections, so it’s no surprise that she’s fascinated by the growing interest in authenticity and heritage as we emerge… Make the most of your skills June 16, 2021 - Why not turn a corner to take on a new, exciting challenge in the private house sector? Our recent article ‘Job Seeking in Tough Times’, was packed with advice and ideas, and in this issue we continue the theme with the Exclusive Butler School (EBS) sharing a glimpse into how you can transfer your skills… After the Storm: continuous professional development June 1, 2021 - Delia Cannings explains why training and education are vital components of our staff’s toolkits as we help lead the charge in keeping the nation healthy As lockdown eases and we bubble in larger groups we must remain vigilant. And as we return to the workplace a safe environment is the key thing on everyone’s mind.… The perfect setting awaits May 18, 2021 - Whether it’s dining indoors or out, give your guests a reminder of why they love the hospitality experience with pristine table linen. In a world turned upside down due to Covid-19, we’ve seen the resilience of the hospitality industry push back with Covid-related innovations. However, there is one item in the hospitality industry, already in… New beginnings May 5, 2021 - Lorraine Dale, national chair of the UKHA has a message for our readers: What a difference a year makes! As a hardworking passionate housekeeper with a vested interest in the industry my heart goes out to all of our members throughout the pandemic. Once again we rose to the challenge, adapted our cleaning processes, rallied… Perfect little touches April 21, 2021 - Our returning guests will be both delighted and reassured to see shiny, new appliances and the toiletries and well-being choices which make a stay extra special In recent issues we’ve looked at replacement beds and bedding plus pristine new-look bathrooms. Then it was on to the cleaning regimes and products which sanitise and allow discerning… Looking after ourselves and the guests April 21, 2021 - As we positively prepare for re-opening, let’s not forget what has helped to support our colleagues through times of anxiety at work and at home These have been tough times, whether supporting each other through furlough or dealing with daily dilemmas as part of a skeleton crew keeping premises ticking along while either closed or…
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